January 2011

January 31st, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Editors Note: This is the first, in a series, of profiles of the colleges and universities participating in the National Collegiate Dialogue.Meeting the needs of a very diverse student body with high-quality educational programs has defined Park University since its inception. This non-traditional trail-blazing institution is set apart from many of its contemporaries, and is prepared to meet the...
January 31st, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in National Collegiate Dialogue with 43 Comments
As we commence — yet again — to celebrate black history month, it might serve us well to pause and put a few things in perspective if we ever hope to achieve a society where there will be no need for a black history month. When we will no longer need to have a special designation to celebrate the contributions of any race or ethnic group.But rather, we will have arrived at a point where we...
January 31st, 2011
Written by Julian C. Chamb... in National Collegiate Dialogue with 1 Comment
African-American Studies, Africana Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan-African Studies are all descriptors for academic and intellectual endeavors in the United States that were developed in response to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. These programs struggle to attract students, obtain funding, and integrate within the broader curriculum on campuses across the...
January 30th, 2011
Written by Gina McGalliard in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
Given the long-standing conflict in Israel between the Arab and Jewish peoples, many wonder if peace is even possible. But according to two educators, one Jewish, the other Arab, who have teamed up to create integrated schools, at least part of the answer lies in Arab and Jewish children being educated together.Lee Gordon, who ran a weekly Arab-Jewish dialogue group as a graduate student at...
January 27th, 2011
Written by Cindy Ferraino in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
Getting into the top choice on your list of colleges or universities is probably one of the hardest things to do, but what happens if when there is not enough money to pay for it. In the past, students counted on some financial support from their families to help offset college costs. Now, families are so cash strapped that they cannot possibly put aside money for college so they say, “We love...